Quads stolen

Quads stolen

Quads stolen

Two quad bikes valued at €12,000 were stolen from a farm in Convoy in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The two Honda "Farm Quads" a 2010 500cc and 2009 420cc were believed to have been driven off after intruders broke into a building at the farm of Mr Richard Gregg.

The two bikes are said to be in excellent conditions and similar to new machines.

It is understood that the bikes were driving away from the shed at approximately 4.30am yesterday morning and it is likely they were then loaded into a get away vehicle such as a lorry or van.

CCTV footage shows a vehicle leaving the area at that time.

Garda are investigating the theft and say they believe it is was an organised crime and they are asking people to be on the look out for the vehicles.

This is the second time the farm has been targeted by thieves.

In March 2009 thieves also stole a quad from his farm.

Speaking to the Democrat last evening Mr Gregg said the quads had been locked in a shed on his premises and the thieves forced their way inside and drove the bikes away up a back lane.

At the time of press they had not been recovered.

He appealed for anyone with information to come forward and the garda are continuing their investigation.